Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
A Search for Dark Matter Annihilation in Newly Discovered Dwarf Galaxies Alex Geringer-Sameth (Carnegie Mellon University) 23 September 2015
Exoplanet Imaging: Recent Results and Future Prospects Sasha Hinkley (Exeter) 23 September 2015
Optically thick debris from terrestrial planet formation Alan Jackson (Arizona State University) 16 September 2015
Detection of Lensing of the CMB by Dark Matter Halos Mat Madhavacheril (Stony Brook) 16 September 2015
Nearby dwarfs as a window on Coma’s "Ultra Diffuse Galaxies" Michelle Collins (Yale/Surrey) 22 July 2015
A High-Resolution View of Exoplanet Atmospheres Jayne Birkby (CfA) 22 July 2015

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Zero Active Mass in FRW Cosmologies Fulvio Melia, University of Arizona 11 June 2015
Positive feedback in galaxies Roberto Maiolino, Battcock Centre, Cavendish Astrophysics 4 June 2015
Exploring the Extreme Climates of Giant Planets Leigh Fletcher, Oxford University 28 May 2015
Using our Galactic center supermassive black hole Sgr A* as a testbed for theories of accretion Sera Markoff, University of Amsterdam 21 May 2015
Euclid space mission: a cosmological challenge for the next 15 years Roberto Scaramella, INAF-Osservatorio di Roma 14 May 2015

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011
Measuring Black Hole Spin Ramesh Narayan, Harvard 25 November 2010

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012
Astronomy: A Subject on the Cusp Shri Kulkarni, Caltech 10 March 2011